VFTB 039: Chris Knowles — St. Patrick and Osiris

Osiris, Egyptian god of the dead — hence the green skin

CONTRARY TO popular belief, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t an Irish celebration. It’s not even an American celebration, really.

Christopher Knowles, author of the fascinating blog The Secret Sun and the Eagle Award-winning Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes, traces the history of St. Paddy’s Day back through Rome to ancient Egypt, and points out a lot of odd, highly improbable “coincidences” along the way.

Also: 3/17 everywhere you look, and the Babylonian symbolism at the Academy Awards.

Derek is honored to serve as “servant of ceremonies” for The Last Days Conference April 24th & 25th in Antioch (Nashville), Tennessee. Speakers include:

Click the arrow on the player below to listen now, or right-click (control-click if you have a Mac) the “download” link to save the mp3 file to your hard drive.



  1. There’s a BIG problem for Iran or any other Moslem nations–of which they’re all ignorant.
    It’s summed up in Romans 11:11-29 where the apostle Paul shows that Genesis 12:2-3 and 27:29 still stand.
    So ultimately it won’t matter if all the nations come against Israel–and they will. Ezekiel 38 and 39, Zechariah 12 and other Bible prophecies make that clear. But the people of those nations have far more to worry about than tiny Israel has.
    All the nations may have the physical power in numbers and arms but Israel has someONE far more powerful than all of our nations and their terrible weapons of mass destruction and armies put together. Also, He’s bestowed on Israel two promises–viz., Jeremiah 30:11 and Romans 11:26.
    As Bob Dylan sang, “God don’t make promises that He don’t keep.”
    Israel’s enemies would do themselves a great favor if they believed that. Unfortunately for them they won’t believe it till it’s too late.

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